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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Living in San Diego, Calif, I have been privileged to be part of the good, the bad, and the ugly of managed care. I have also had the opportunity to assist our department of surgery in developing capitation rates for general and subspecialty surgery. The following are observations that I believe important for those just beginning this process. Capitation means that a physician or group of physicians agrees to take care of a group of patients for a fixed fee. If the patient group is healthy and requires little medical and surgical care, one can profit. Conversely, if the group is sick, a tremendous amount of work and resources may be required. Those who recommend a capitation agreement mostly come from business and legal backgrounds. The physician is advised to know the age, sex, and sickness of the group for which he or she is capitating. Except for simple divisions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Living in San Diego, Calif, I have been privileged to be part of the good, the bad, and the ugly of managed care. I have also had the opportunity to assist our department of surgery in developing capitation rates for general and subspecialty surgery. The following are observations that I believe important for those just beginning this process....
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0886-4470
eISSN
1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1997.01900010125021
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Living in San Diego, Calif, I have been privileged to be part of the good, the bad, and the ugly of managed care. I have also had the opportunity to assist our department of surgery in developing capitation rates for general and subspecialty surgery. The following are observations that I believe important for those just beginning this process. Capitation means that a physician or group of physicians agrees to take care of a group of patients for a fixed fee. If the patient group is healthy and requires little medical and surgical care, one can profit. Conversely, if the group is sick, a tremendous amount of work and resources may be required. Those who recommend a capitation agreement mostly come from business and legal backgrounds. The physician is advised to know the age, sex, and sickness of the group for which he or she is capitating. Except for simple divisions

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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